Two Years After Tragedy in Aurora Movie Theater, New Analysis Breaks Down Mass Shootings in America

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Last Week’s Mass Shooting in Texas that Killed Four Children and Two Adults was the 110th since 2009; See Full Analysis Here Top Findings: 57 Percent of Mass Shootings Involve Domestic or Family Violence; 41 Percent of Shooters Were Prohibited Gun Purchasers This week – nearly two years since the shooting in the Aurora, CO movie theater in which 12 people were killed and 58 others were wounded – Everytown for Gun Safety is releasing a comprehensive report analyzing mass shootings in … [Read more...]

Victory for Missouri Children: Moms Thank Governor Nixon for Veto of Dangerous Guns-In-Schools Bill

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Missouri Moms Organized Thousands of Calls, Petition Signatures For Veto; Call on Legislature to Ditch Dangerous Proposal in Upcoming Veto Session The Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today applauded Governor Jay Nixon for his veto of a dangerous guns-in-schools bill (SB 656) that would have forced Missouri cities to allow teenagers to carry loaded firearms in public, would have allowed school districts to arm teachers, and would have made it impossible for … [Read more...]

Everytown and Moms Demand Action Statements on Mass Shooting in Suburban Houston That Killed Four Children and Two Adults

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86 Americans Killed By Gun Violence Every Day, 8 of Whom Are Children or Teens 57 Percent of Mass Shootings Related to Domestic Violence; Presence of a Gun in a DV Situation Makes it Five Times More Likely Woman Will Be Killed Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statements in response to a domestic violence-related mass shooting last night in Spring, Texas – about 25 miles north of Houston – in which six people were killed, four … [Read more...]

Everytown for Gun Safety Issues First ‘Gun Sense Voter’ Questionnaire to Candidates Nationwide Ahead of 2014 Midterms

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Like the NRA, Everytown Asks Candidates Where They Stand on Critical Gun Issues; See Full Questionnaire at www.GunSenseVoter.org/10questions On the heels of a recent Quinnipiac University poll that found 92 percent of Americans, including gun owners, support background checks on all gun sales, Everytown for Gun Safety today issued its first “Gun Sense Voter” questionnaire, 10 questions for political candidates to tell Americans where they stand on gun safety. The release of the questionnaire … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Applauds Target for Asking Customers to Leave Their Guns at Home in Response to Moms’ Campaign

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Target Listens to Nearly 400,000 Americans Who Signed Moms Demand Action Petition; Victory Follows Previous Announcements by Chipotle, Starbucks, Facebook, Instagram, Jack in the Box, Sonic, Chili’s; #OffTarget Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America applauds Target’s decision today to ask customers not to bring guns into its stores in response to a petition launched by Moms one month ago today that gathered nearly 400,000 signatures. Moms also coordinated petition deliveries to their … [Read more...]

Target Shuts Down Friendly Moms Demand Action Stroller Jam at San Antonio Store Just Days After Open Carry Rally at Same Store

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More Than 350,000 Have Signed Petition Asking Target Corp. to Prohibit Open Carry of Firearms in Stores; #OffTarget Just days after gun extremists held an open carry demonstration at a San Antonio Target, the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was denied access to the same store’s parking lot for a Stroller Jam, a friendly gathering of moms and children with their strollers, to continue its call on the company to prohibit the open carry of guns in stores. Upon … [Read more...]

New Analysis of One Year of Unintentional Child Gun Deaths in the U.S. Finds Nearly Two Children Killed Every Week, More Than 60 Percent Higher Than Federal Data Reflect

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More than 70 Percent of These Tragedies Preventable By Responsible Gun Storage New Poll Finds Strong Majorities – Including Gun Owners – Agree That Guns Should Be Locked and Unloaded, Support Criminal Charges When Children Access Negligently Stored Guns; www.Everytown.org/ChildAccess/ With kids out of school and playing at home over the coming summer months, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released a new report today, “Innocents Lost: A Year of … [Read more...]

Moms Demand Action Kicks Off #OffTarget Weekends, Moms to Shop at Stores with Gun Sense Instead of Target

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More than 300,000 Have Signed Petition Asking Target Corp. to Prohibit Open Carry of Firearms Moms’ Petition Follows Gun Extremist Demonstrations in Stores and Previous Corporate Public Safety Victories with Chipotle, Sonic, Chili’s, Jack in the Box, Starbucks, Facebook, Instagram After a gun extremist group held an armed rally in the parking lot of a Target store in Texas last weekend and new photos have come to light of open carry demonstrations at Target, Moms Demand Action for Gun … [Read more...]

New Report Explores How Weak Laws Allow Domestic Abusers and Stalkers to Buy and Keep Guns, Calls on Political Leaders to Close Loopholes to Save Women’s Lives

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Progress in the States: In 2014 Everytown and Moms Demand Action Worked to Pass Bipartisan Laws in Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Washington, Wisconsin and Vermont to Keep Guns Out of Abusers’ Hands A new report from Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released today, “Guns and Violence Against Women – America’s Uniquely Lethal Domestic Abuse Problem”, explores how our country’s weak gun laws allow domestic abusers and stalkers to continue buying and … [Read more...]